Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Daily Dose of Inspiration: Butterfly Chandelier

I am constantly seeking inspiration of all types,from any and everywhere! One of my favorite places to go is the mall. There are lots of inspiration there. I'm always taking photos of tablescapes, store displays, and window displays for inspiration. You can always count on department stores for great window displays for every season. Check out a great idea for a spring DIY butterfly chandelier from Bath and Body Works. I must find an event where I can recreate something like this!

Where do you go for your Daily Dose?

This one was floor to ceiling

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fancy Flats

Plan on dancing the night away at your wedding? Anticipate having weary wedding feet from partying all night in heals? Well, don't forget to pack your fancy flats!

Flats 1 & 2

Flats 3

Monday, March 23, 2009

Feathers and Flowers

Add a touch of glamour to your bouquet or centerpiece! Feathers and flowers are becoming a growing trend in wedding design. You can use feathers modestly,or go over the top!

Photo courtesy of Soulflower Design

Photo courtesy of Emplume

Photo Courtesy of TheKnot

Photo Courtesy of Pearla & Co.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

7th Annual Joint ABC/ISES Meeting

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 7th Annual Joint ABC/ISES Meeting and Dinner, at Hillcrest Gardens. Guest speaker Richard Carbotti of Perfect Surroundings Events
gave a presentation of his fabulous events, answered questions and shared some of his trade secrets. It was a great opportunity to meet other industry professionals, and gain a bit of knowledge from each one.

The guest tables were uniquely designed by Touch of Elegance. Take a look at some if the gorgeous tablescapes!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fête Feature: Centerpiece Studio

Looking for a unique centerpiece, or party favor for your next event? Check out Centerpiece Studio for a variety of amazing pieces to choose from. I know with our current economical situation everyone is looking for a bargain, so here it is! Head over to Centerpiece Studio and receive 7% off when you use the coupon code: BLOGSAVER.

How cool are these....
"Circular Sensation" Glass Candlestick Vase

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!!

Ok who can resist (beside the lactose intolerant ;-))? Ice cream.. yum.. one of my guilty pleasures. I celebrated my birthday (quietly) today. I was treated to lunch and then to these sweet treats from Cold Stone Creamery! How cute are these ice cream cupcakes and not to mention DELISH!! Serve these babies up at your next shower or event! They are sure to be a hit.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Hosting a Fabulous Brunch Weekend. Sunday March 15, Contact your local Pottery Barn now!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Foodie Friday: Pretzel Pralines

Mmmmm..yum, can you resist?

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1cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups broken pretzel pieces
2 tablespoons of cold butter cut in small pieces

Place sugar, salt and pretzel pieces in a heavy bottomed pot over a high flame. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon to thoroughly coat the pretzels with the melting sugar. Once most of the caramel has turned amber, but still looks sandy, lower the heat and add the butter. Stir well to blend and once the butter has been fully absorbed, turn the pretzels out onto a buttered sheet tray. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.

More ideas for this Recipe

Thursday, March 5, 2009

BIG savings for your BIG day!!

Source abcnews

A $20K Wedding on a $6,000 Budget! Their Love Was Real, the Cake Was Styrofoam

The recently married couple said that they managed to throw what would normally be a $20,000 wedding for $6,000.

They found a package deal at a wedding Web site that included food, drink and staff to serve 100 guests. This also covered hidden costs, such as table settings and covered chairs.

So how did they do it? Click here. for the details.
Source abcnews

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How sweet it is!

I love candy buffets! This is the perfect treat to send your guest home with. They can indulge in a variety of sweets at their own discretion.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hit or Miss? Fish Centerpieces

There are so many creative minds out there. I think it would be interesting to know what others think. Sooo... centerpieces with little fish in it, hit or miss?


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